Feel the Sound - Imperial Teen
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  • Band members: Will Schwartz, Roddy Bottum, Jone Stebbins
  • Summary: The San Francisco indie band Imperial Teen returns to release its fifth studio album five years after its 2007 album, The Hair, The TV, The Baby & The Band.
  • Record Label: Merge
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Punk-Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    87
    A playful effort that comes from an ease with pop hooks and power-pop chords, a knowledge of how to employ a steady beat.
  2. Jan 26, 2012
    80
    Imperial Teen still sound as fresh and vital as ever.
  3. Jan 27, 2012
    80
    Imperial Teen crafts a super-clean, super-sharp, inordinately complex collection of songs that, nonetheless, go down like cherry cola.
  4. Mar 15, 2012
    67
    They dip in the pop-rock pool and spread the bubbly referents in ways that may confound yet still engage kids.
  5. Jan 27, 2012
    65
    The sleekness of the production--this is far gauzier than the straight-ahead brilliance of On--can get in the way sometimes.
  6. Jun 6, 2013
    60
    Feel The Sound provides, when they’re on form, a reminder of how reliable they can be at creating crowd-pleasing indie pop.
  7. Feb 16, 2012
    30
    Imperial Teen sound here like they're trying to squeeze some new flavor out of a chewed-up piece of gum.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Imperial Teen and their "Feel the Sound" is holding a good level of indie rock. Songs such as rock "Runaway", "All The Same" or similar to the Garbage "Hanging About" and the swinging "Do not Know How You Do It" are quickly memorable. This CD is not full of distinctive composition comparing with rest of material, but perhaps this is an advantage of this album, those 40 minutes go by very quickly. Expand